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Monday, February 22, 2016

Stampin’ Up! Australia - Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Bokeh


Welcome to this week's Artful Stampers Blog Hop and welcome from Tamsin’s blog.

Here are the essentials:

  • This card was pulled together from scraps.....seriously...it was!
  • The base is Kraft and then theres a layer of Very Vanilla card stock stamped with Hardwood in Crumb Cake and then sponged and ‘distressed’ with Gorgeous Grunge. I had this layer in my stash as it didn’t make the cut for another card. 
  • The bokeh layer was done so long ago that I can’t remember the colours....but any tones in yellow, orange, pink and green would work if you wanted to reproduce this. 
  • You can stamp on vellum and it comes out beautifully soft. I chose vellum to let the bokeh layer through. I stamped a sentiment from Botanicals for You in Crumb Cake
  • The Pool Party butterfly framelit was also an off-cut. You may also notice that the frame-lit has had surgical enhancement. The two pointy bits at the bottom were too low for my card, so I creatively snipped them off and made sure that the edge had a curve like the rest of the butterfly. 
  • A vellum butterfly and a metal-rimmed pearl are the perfect finishing embellishment. 

Here is our sketch for this week:

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Stamp - Botanicals For You, Hardwood, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink - Crumb Cake + assorted inks for bokeh layer
Cardstock - Kraft, Watercolour, Very Vanilla, Vellum, Pool Party
Tools - Stampin’ Trimmer, SNAIL, Aquapainter, Glue Dots, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Big Shot, Bold Butterfly Framelit Die
Accessories - Metal Rimmed Pearl

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  1. I love your bokeh effect, its so pretty! Must try it out someday lol!

  2. Oh just fantastic! I've been meaning to try this Bokeh for a while now :)

  3. I great use of 'scraps'. A very pretty card.

  4. Such a beautiful soft bokeh layer on the woodgrain. I love it.

  5. My favourite butterfly - and I love the addition of the vellum butterfly and the pearl.


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